Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

On March 11th, I attended the 4th National Conference of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). According to their brochure, SSDP is “the largest international network of students on the globe dedicated to drug policy reform”. The brochure goes on to say that rather than being a criminal justice issue, drugs use should be viewed as a public health issue, and that possibly all drugs should be “taken away from the criminal underworld through progressive legislation and regulation”, pending the collection of evidence that such a development would indeed be helpful.